Thursday, November 2, 2017

It's The Little Things in Life

It's been a while since I posted. My husband Michael had emergency spinal surgery in early September, so blogging, day trips and photography have been put on hold.
Thankfully he got one of the top Neurosurgeons in Brisbane and his surgery has been a great success. I thank God for everything falling into place!


I decided that my first post back would be to share the importance of the little things in life and how that should always be our focus; they are the things that bring true happiness.



If happiness was determined by big meaningful events, then it would be difficult to continuously achieve. It is the small, and often unexpected, pleasures in life that can make us smile each and every day to help us build happier and more meaningful lives for ourselves and for others.




Small victories, random acts of kindness, a smile from a stranger, reading a book, laughter, a genuine hug, receiving an email or message from a friend, watching a sunset, small unexpected surprises, listening to your favourite music...



"Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps."
-- Sharon Draper


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20 comments:

DUTA said...

Indeed, the little things give us the biggest pleasure. Health is the most important thing in life, and it can collapse in a second. Combining these two facts of life will make us better human beings, more humble and kind.
Wishing your husband a swift recovery!

Bill Nicholls said...

Glad hubby is ok now and you can get some normality back, being happy make you feel good and makes you feel better with life

The Furry Gnome said...

So nice to hear from you Liz. And so glad your husband's surgery went well. Hope you'll be back to posting. I've also found two good surgeons, and feeling optimistic about the future. Take care.

Helen said...

So glad your husband is making a good recovery Liz. I was concerned that it was your health that had suffered.
Such a shame that the online Casino comment had to spoil this beautiful post. I hope you can remove it.

Lisa Gordon said...

Such beautiful photographs, Liz, and I am so glad that Michael is doing well.
Bless you both.
xo.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous shots! So happy to hear your hubby is doing well.

carol l mckenna said...

So happy for you both that the surgery was a success ~ and yes it is the little things that are dear and make up the big things ~

Gorgeous photography! Love the colorful parrot ~ ^_^

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

bettyl-NZ said...

So glad to hear that Hubby's surgery went well. It's amazing how something like that makes you appreciate the little things of life :)

Liz Powley said...

It is great to hear that your Hubby is looking forward to a positive outcome. It is definitely the moments that make our lives and grabbing onto the best ones should be a priority. Lovely photography with some gorgeous colour. Thanks so much for sharing.

Best wishes,
Liz

elizabeth said...

So lovely! I'm glad that your husband is recovering.

Jim said...

Top shots.

Jill Harrison said...

thank you for this lovely thoughtful post. Yes, things happen that make us pause and reflect on what is most important in life. I'm so glad to hear that your husband's surgery went well.

Stanley Hattman said...

Let me add my voice to the good wishes for your husband's recovery and kudos to the surgeon. And speaking of kudos, your posting is deserving of them as well. I love the two sky-scapes, and the city-scape is my fave.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Yes, so glad he is recovering nicely. Emergency spinal surgery is very scary! Little things really are the big things. Beautiful photos, enjoyed them!

Photo Cache said...

The colors are incredible.

Worth a Thousand Words

Felicia said...

These are wonderful. Love the nightime shot and the parrot.

Connie Smiley said...

Praying that your husband's recovery is swift and complete.
Your photos are beautiful! I especially love the sky shots and the lorikeet. Keep sipping that joy.

Stewart M said...

Good to hear that things have fallen into place for you and your husband - I dont think we have ant real grasp of how skilled or doctors are until we really need them.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

So true. Im very pleased to hear the surgery and recovery has gone so well. It must have been quite a difficult time for you all.

Pat Tillett said...

It is great to hear that your husband's surgery was a success. Here's to a swift and full recovery.

Your photos are gorgeous!

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